Plum TV, the upscale cable channel that serves up light entertainment geared toward tourist and resort markets, announced on Jan. 3 that the company had filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York.
The beleaguered company, which is based in Miami but operates a station on the South Fork and in seven other high-end markets in the United States, laid off 50 of its 85 employees across the country in September, hoping to avoid accumulating further debt while preserving the brand.
If my New Year’s resolution for 2011 had been “dispel with financial insecurity,” I would have succeeded, but not in the way I planned. I always expected to finally feel monetarily secure when a big bag of money, a la Tex Avery, complete with dollar signs emblazoned on its burlap sides, plopped into my lap with an accompanying appropriate cartoon sound effect.
“I’m at my wits’ end,” said Mary Laspia, a Gould Street neighbor of East Hampton High School, who spoke up during the East Hampton School Board meeting on Dec. 20. She was referring to the noise from the new heating and air-conditioning units on the roof of the school.
A beach scene featuring a blue sky, a lifeguard chair, beach umbrellas, and dogs and cats playing together will soon grace a loft area at the recently renovated thrift shop run by the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Sagaponack. The mural, a gift from Carol Saxe, a Springs artist, will be installed tomorrow.